[we are on the] go - The traced path is characterised by the interests, principles, and thoughts of each student. The grounds they collected throughout the last year of the degree, allowed them to explore new ways, practical and conceptual, to apply different informations and strategies to several projects, taking them now with themselves to the next stages.
turn on, tune in, drop out
“Everything unbelievable was possible.”
The statement of the photographer Josef Koudelka concerning the events of the Prague Spring in 1968 serves as a theme for the historical framing presented in the DC IV programme, whose main focus consists of the countercultural movements that occurred in the second half of the 20th century; particularly emphasising the decades of the 60s and the 70s (...). The characterisation of this period, marked by strong political and ideological convulsions, an accentuated crisis of cultural values, and an exponential technological evolution, allows for an understanding of a group of factors which, directly and indirectly, have affected the design condition.
Subject: Communication Design IV
"we are moved by a dream"
The working themes presented in the Audiovisual and Multimedia subjects aim to frame critical and experimental discourses that contextualise audiovisuals and various media as modern phenomenons, establishing relations of proximity and dialogue with the territories of artistic languages and Communication Design, in the visual and audible components.
Subject: Audiovisual and Multimedia I and II
from book to book
In a time when digital publishing has gained an unavoidable presence, it’s important to study what characterises and differentiates it from the press, and to analyse how both gather mutual references, often complementing each other. (...) In this context, there is an approach of the role of the designer as an author, in the creation and edition of content in editorial production.
Subject: Editorial Design I and II
portraits of light
Stems from the creation of a photography author project framed in the art system. For this, the technical and theoretical skills specific to the medium were provided to the students, including instruments, procedures, methods, and the characteristics of the analogical and digital image. There is a stimulation of observation, analysis, creativity, and originality in the act and presentation of photography.
Subject: Photography Advanced Studies